Rosa Williams, principal of Amelia Earhart Middle School in Detroit, is meeting the socioeconomic challenges in her area head-on. On the economic front, Dr. Williams has attracted major support from local businesses and service agencies to give her community access to needed resources. She is especially proud of the school's admission to the Detroit Compact, a coalition of business, community, education and state organizations. Through this association, students who meet rigorous criteria are given the opportunity to attend college free of charge. On the social front, Dr. Williams has created an off-site alternative school for at-risk students, developed a highly regarded Conflict Resolution and Peer Mediation program, and turned the school into a national model for those working with gang populations. In 1994, Dr. Williams was recognized as Michigan Secondary Principal of the Year by the Michigan Association of Secondary Principals.
1965 Winston-Salem State University, B.S.